This Is How Over 300k British People Saved Money In Jan

Why did over 300,000 UK residents deciding to switch energy providers in January alone? To save money. And you can too.

Actually, over 7 million people switched both gas and electricity providers combined in 2018. That’s over 10% of the population. There’s only one reason why switching has become so popular in recent years, and that’s because it’s one of the few weapons normal people have got in their arsenal against ever-increasing home energy prices.

British People Saved Money

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If you’re like most people these days, you’ll have seen how expensive energy has got in recent years. Lots of normal households like yours will have seen their fuel prices skyrocket in recent years. Some people are even paying double what they were just a year or so ago. Can this really continue?

In this article, we’re going to look at why so many people are switching fuel providers to save money. And how you can too.

Why Has Energy Got So Expensive?

It’s not just a UK problem, it’s a global one. Energy is getting expensive everywhere. Not only is demand for energy increasing rapidly across the planet, but in finite fuel supplies are starting to run low. It’s a perfect storm of supply and demand that makes energy simply more expensive for everyone, and UK residents are no different.

You see, most of these global energy fluctuations affect UK fuel providers too. The UK isn’t a self-sufficient energy economy which means it’s reliant on global fuel prices. When these go up, the costs are often passed from the supplier to the customer. That’s you.

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How Can You Save on Your Energy Bills?

If energy is getting so expensive, you’re probably thinking there isn’t much you can do about it. That’s not actually the case. While fuel prices are going up, there’s a lot of competition for your business in the UK. That means many fuel companies are willing to offer great introductory offers or fixed-rate terms to get you to switch to them. That’s why switching could save you money.

Why Switching Could Be For You

Switching might sound complicated, but it’s actually relatively easy. Some people simply don’t bother brush of the savings they can make because they think switching is too much hassle.  But you could save hundreds per year & it should take less than hour. That’s a pretty good pay rate.

Lots of people switch every years and continue to make great savings. When you’ve finished your introductory period at one supplier, there’s nothing stopping you switching again to make the most of another good deal.

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How Easy Is It To Switch?

Very. Don’t be put off by the thought of going without power when you switch over, this doesn’t happen.

How to Switch Today

Simply do a quick search online to get the best offer and then phone them up and switch. Make sure you’ve got your old energy bill at hand, and the process should only take about 10 minutes or so.

You won’t notice any disruption and will just start getting bills from a new supplier instead. It really is that simple. Sites like can help guide you through the switching process with ease so that you can start saving today.

Got any questions about switching, or any stories about how easy the process was for you? Let us know.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this post useful on how British people saved money in January.

You can check out my other money saving posts here, including tips on how to protect your families future.

rachel bustin

Thank you for sharing

11 thoughts on “This Is How Over 300k British People Saved Money In Jan

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever switched. I always think it’s too much effort. I’ll definitely have a look and see if I can save money.

  2. I am going to switch energy suppliers but scared I will end up in a bad deal- is the grass always greener?

  3. I try to do regular checks to see if I can reduce my bills but I think I’m on a good deal with British Gas at the moment x

  4. I try and switch every couple of years and if possible I try and get some cashback at the same time.

  5. Brilliant money saving hacks! something we don’t always think about – but I’m sure there are so many families overpaying on household bills when they could find a cheaper alternative! xx

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